Tuesday, December 01, 2009

The exodus house - anderson, in

Son Isaac is involved with some people trying to start a non-profit transitional living home for men in Anderson, Indiana (and hoping to be employed there after graduation this coming Spring). The Exodus House will be a transitional community home for people coming out of homelessness, prison, addictions and other rough spots in life. They are in the fund-raising stage right now, so if you are interested in contributing financially, or know of someone who could, or have any advice or suggestions, please feel free to drop me an email and I will pass it on or put you in touch with them.

There are a couple of good videos they've made about the dire need for this:
Here are the rough drafts of the vision and purpose statements:
THE HOUSE VISION -
The Exodus House recognizes the cycles of addiction, generational poverty, unemployment, apathy, and criminality at work in our city. We believe these cycles are perpetuated by inequalities, unattainable resources, and personal choices made out of a sense of hopelessness. Our commitment is to create a home where residents can come and find self-worth and the resources to live out the fullness of their worth. We believe that an environment which fosters equality and mutual respect, thus fostering individual as well as communal responsibility, is the best way to break these debilitating cycles.

PURPOSE -
The purpose of The Exodus House is to establish a community that provides opportunities for residents to meet their physical, emotional and social needs through shared responsibility and active engagement in the available resources of our city. We believe that community in this context means staff residing with residents and sharing in this holistic healing process. The shared responsibility and close proximity offers accountability, trust, encouragement, self-worth, and ultimately a sustainable life outside of the house.

If you would like more information feel free to leave a comment, send me an email, or contact me in whatever way you prefer.